Hot Cross Protein Loaf

Hot cross buns are what Easter is all about and one of our favourite things is making a healthier version of a naughty snack. So, Hannah Potter developed this delicious Easter loaf for us, so you can have your cake, and eat it too!

Hot Cross Protein Loaf



Line and grease a loaf tin and preheat your oven to 160C.

Combine together all of the cake ingredients; making sure to mix them well! You can do this by hand, or with a food processor/mixer. Pour the batter into the pre-lined tin and pop in to the oven for 30 minutes.

Once baked, (you'll know it's done when a knife comes out clean), take the cake out of the oven and out of the tin before placing on a cooling rack.

While the loaf is cooling, you can make the icing! Simply mix all of the icing ingredients together and spread over the loaf in a cross shape for a festive flourish!


This recipe was created for Neat by Hannah Potter. Hannah is a primary school teacher by day and a fitness and health food fanatic in her spare time. She loves to create healthy recipes that are retakes of those that are not so healthy, to make people see how eating healthily is tasty and fun. You can find her over on instagram at @_hannaheats

Hot Cross Protein Loaf

(Serves 10)

  • 100ml of egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 50g of Neat Nutrition Vanilla or Naked Protein Powder
  • 25g of sweetener of choice
  • 50g of flour (I used Quinoa flour)
  • 35g of coconut flour
  • 25g of nut butter (I used almond)
  • 100g of apple puree
  • 100ml of coconut milk
  • ½ a teaspoon of baking powder
  • 100g of dried mixed fruit

For the topping:

  • 75ml of water,
  • 30g of Neat Nutrition Slow Release Protein
  • 30g of Sukrin sugar-free icing sugar


Nutritionals per serving: Calories = 136 ; P = 10.3g, C = 16.1g, F = 3.3g)*

*All calorie and macro calculations are estimates and will vary depending on portion size and ingredients used